Opening to the public on October 1st, 2017, the “Baskinta” build located on the “LEA11” sim is a very lovely build. When I first walked out of the landing spot I felt as if I had truly entered a Lebanese market. The local marketplace sits atop an enchanting series of caves and tunnels that contain some beautiful sights to be behold. As I explored the sim more, I was impressed with the care that was taken to present a pleasant, tranquil, and enchanting place to visit. It is really quite the fine build.
As I understand it, this is the result of a grant from the Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) for their latest round beginning October 1st, 2017. Wren Noir (‘wrennoir cerise’ in-world) in collaboration with GoodCross (‘goodcross resident’ in-world) have created something very special with the theme of World Peace. I was initially intrigued with the sim from some photos a friend of mine posted showing the outstanding landscaping skills of Ayla Zhoy (‘aylaj resident’ in-world). Morgan (‘mmorganwhitfield resident’ in-world) applied her talent decorating the town of Baskinta and the fishing village. To all involved with this build, great job. You have created something very special.
While there for my sneak preview of the sim, Wren was kind enough to pass me a notecard with some of the background behind the sim and the Experiment in World Peace project and I did a little research of my own. The World Peace Group has studied the effect of Transcendental Meditation on societies and has documented the same on their website. An article specific to Baskinta is located here. While I do not personally practice meditation and cannot offer my own insight into the outcomes or benefits, I did find the information presented intriguing and thought provoking. Does it not stand to reason that, with more people at peace with themselves, there would be a better opportunity for peace with others?
I encourage everyone to check this build out, snap some pictures, and take a chance to review some of the information presented. It is actually quite enlightening.
I hope you enjoy the pictures below and, as alwasys, the SLURL is located at the bottom of this post.
Visit this location in Second Life by clicking here: Baskinta: An Experiment in World Peace